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Volkswagen sued over misleading ‘Clean Diesel’ Ad

Volkswagen has been dealt with yet another blow over their Dieselgate debacle. Just as news of their deceit and betrayal started to blow over, the US Federal Trade Commission reignite the fire, filing suit against the automaker over false advertising. Specifically, the lawsuit targets Volkswagen over their ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising …

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V8 Volkswagen Amarok, anyone?

MTM has announced it will be unveiling its Volkswagen Amarok V8 Desert Edition at the Geneva Motor Show. Developed jointly with DIRKS, the V8-powered ute features a two-toned matte paintwork with wheel arch extensions housing a set of 20-inch BBS alloy wheels shod with Cooper off-road tyres. Its sinister look …

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Volkswagen Australia begins emissions recall for affected vehicles

Recalls over Volkswagen’s widespread diesel emissions scandal have officially begun in Australia. The Amarok is the first in a long line of vehicles affected by the scandal with 8,694 units having been selected for the recall. Affected customers were contacted via email this morning, and will also receive a letter …

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack on sale now

Volkswagen has launched its latest 2016 Passat Alltrack in Australia, packed with a more powerful 2.0-litre TDI engine mated to a six-speed DSG transmission. Based on the popular Passat Wagon, the high-riding Alltrack benefits from the latest generation 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, 27.5mm of extra ground clearance and features unique …

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Volkswagen diesel scandal: 4,300 fixed, 8 million to go

Things haven’t been going all that well for Volkswagen lately; after having been caught cheating on emissions testing, the Automaker has been under enormous pressure to release a viable fix that will bring their Diesel Engines inline with regulations. Their latest campaign is now underway and it has been reported …

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Dieselgate update: 3.0-Litre engine fix submitted for approval

After 4 months of talks and negotiations, Volkswagen’s cheating 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines are finally being addressed. Audi spokesman, Mark Clothier said: “We are fully cooperating with the U.S. authorities to make our V6 3.0L (diesel) engine compliant with regulations. After meetings between EPA and (California) and our technicians, we …

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Volkswagen Tiguan to spawn Tiguan XL and Coupe variants

The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan will reportedly spawn a raft of variants, including a seven-seater and coupe crossover. Speaking to Auto Express in the UK, Volkswagen head of compact models, Dr Jochen Bohle said: “We have plans for a whole Tiguan family over the next two to three years.” Sitting on …

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Factory-tweaked Volkswagen Amarok Atacama available in Australia now

Volkswagen has released its factory-developed Amarok Atacama in Australia with a raft of stylish and practical upgrades. Available on the Amarok TDI400 Selectable 4MOTION manual and TDI420 Permanenet 4MOTION automatic models, the Atacama adds bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, black sports bar, side steps, black rear step bumper …

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Volkswagen Budd-e concept headed for production

Volkswagen has confirmed its Budd-e concept, recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will go into production. Speaking to Car Magazine in the UK recently, VW’s Head of Electrical and Electronic Development, Dr Volkmar Tanneberger told the publication: “You will see a car that looks a lot …

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC claims 1-2 victory at 2016 WRC

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC has claimed its 35th victory at the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The one-two at the “Monte”, the third in a row for driver, co-driver and team – Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F). Their team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) finished runner-up to complete a Volkswagen …

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